The New Zealand Fashion Week already started showing next season’s collections, particularly winter fashion pieces.
From whimsical colour blocking to traditional winter colours, winter fashion pieces filled the runway during the New Zealand Fashion Week. Several designers, models, fashionistas, buyers, media practitioners and even regular fashion mavens feasted on various winter fashion collections that were shown on and off the catwalk. Some of the winter fashion items included brightly coloured anoraks as well as jumpers for women, pants, tops, winter dresses and winter fashion shoes for both men and women.
This year’s New Zealand Fashion Week did not only feature professional models but bloggers who wrote about fashion, trends and lifestyle as well. They were donned in salmon pink, lime green, mustard, yellow, chambray and even blank winter fashion pieces.
Now in its 11th year, New Zealand’s main fashion trade event featured labels such as Lonely Hearts, Stolen Girlfriends’ Club, World and Trelise Cooper, along with newcomer label Coop.
This year’s organizers hope to continue the fashion fever this month with the staging of the Rugby World Cup. There will be various fashion pieces that will be showcased at boutiques in Christchurch, Wellington, Dunedin as well as Auckland.
Plus size fashion is in vogue at Melbourne Spring Fashion Week
Melbourne Spring Fashion Week is turning out to be a “friendly” showcase of not only the latest fashion trends but of women of practically every color, shape and size! Brunettes, blondes, red heads and auburn lovelies were not the only ones spotted at Melbourne Spring Fashion Week. Even the tall, lanky and yes, plus size, were there and they all emphasized one common trait - self confidence!
Plus sized models took to the runway and showcased plus size fashion pieces. The plus size models showed that bigger is not just beautiful but something that needs to be embraced and celebrated.
“This should not be about plus-size, this is the average size now,” said Jo Newman, the general manager of retail operations for fashion label TS14+. Newman says that the average-size Australian woman is a size 16.
“We should be celebrating this every day so that all women feel like they can look good and feel good and celebrate their curves. We absolutely think there should be a lot more of it,” Newman said.
The Melbourne Spring Fashion Week kicked off Monday. Apart from plus size fashion pieces, there will also be collections for pregnant mothers-to-be and even for kids. The organizers of the said event accordingly wanted to boost retail sales by selling various pieces that appealed to different demographics.